INEC bars Peter Obi, Tinubu, Atiku, others from receiving abroad donations

01/10/2022 10:27:00 AM

Bola Tinubu of the ruling APC, Atiku Abubakar of the PDP, Labour Party candidate Peter Obi and other candidates will not receive donations outside Nigeria.

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Bola Tinubu of the ruling APC, Atiku Abubakar of the PDP, Labour Party candidate Peter Obi and other candidates will not receive donations outside Nigeria.

Bola Tinubu of the ruling APC, Atiku Abubakar of the PDP, Labour Party candidate Peter Obi and other candidates will not receive donations outside Nigeria.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said political parties in Nigeria are not allowed to receive campaign and electioneering donations from abroad. "Section 225 of the Nigerian constitution makes it clear that no registered political party in Nigeria shall possess any funds outside the country," INEC national commissioner Festus Okoye said during Channels Television’s Politics…

Composite image of Atiku Abubakar, Bola Tinubu, and Peter Obi.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said political parties in Nigeria are not allowed to receive campaign and electioneering donations from abroad.“Section 225 of the Nigerian constitution makes it clear that no registered political party in Nigeria shall possess any funds outside the country,” INEC national commissioner Festus Okoye said during Channels Television’s Politics Today on Friday.

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Y’all are Barking 😂😂! Donations will still come in from outside Nigeria, majorly determinant on whom is tryna bring it in and for who.. All the looted funds kept overseas by Apc & PDP, are they not going to bring it to fund election campaigns. The law is useless, can’t work and will never work. 2015 & 2019 elections, Apc received funds from Middle East, Europe and America. What did INEC do ? Nonsense

INEC is up to something So it has become a crime if you have somebody abroad who wants to help you financially All campaign funding should be made public and fully transparent!

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Share on Telegram The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said political parties in Nigeria are not allowed to receive campaign and electioneering donations from abroad.Hours after the letter was leaked, spokesman of the party, Barr.6 mins ago Alex Enumah in Abuja  Justice Inyang Ekwo of a Federal High Court in Abuja, has fixed October 6 for hearing in a suit seeking the disqualification of the presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, for allegedly acting in breach of the Electoral Act.By Abdulyassar Abdulhamid Thu, 29 Sep 2022 13:43:10 GMT Asiwaju Bola Tinubu of the ruling All progressives Congress (APC) was conspicuously absent when some candidates of the 2023 presidential election signed a peace accord in Abuja on Thursday.

"Section 225 of the Nigerian constitution makes it clear that no registered political party in Nigeria shall possess any funds outside the country," INEC national commissioner Festus Okoye said during Channels Television’s Politics… Composite image of Atiku Abubakar, Bola Tinubu, and Peter Obi. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said political parties in Nigeria are not allowed to receive campaign and electioneering donations from abroad. “That letter is the position of the NWC. “Section 225 of the Nigerian constitution makes it clear that no registered political party in Nigeria shall possess any funds outside the country,” INEC national commissioner Festus Okoye said during Channels Television’s Politics Today on Friday. The plaintiff, in the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/942/2022, stressed that the conduct of the two presidential candidates seriously marred the primary electoral process because majority of the delegates were bought over with dollars. READ ALSO INEC rolls out guidelines for campaigns of 2023 election Okoye’s statement means leading candidates in the Nigeria 2023 presidential election – Bola Tinubu of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Labour Party candidate Peter Obi and other candidates will not receive donations from their supporters outside Nigeria. Tinubu’s aide who pleaded anonymity had earlier told newsmen that his principal would not react to the letter as published in the media. He explained that “a political party cannot open an account and have monies remitted into that particular account outside the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Quality journalism costs money.

“Secondly it makes it clear that no political party shall under any circumstance retain any funds remitted to it outside the country.xtra. Outside the allegation of vote buying, the plaintiffs are querying Tinubu’s source of income and his educational qualifications. READ ALSO I have foresight to identify, solve Nigeria’s problems -Tinubu “And if such funds are remitted to the political party from outside the country, that particular political party has a constitutional and legal obligation to turn in such funds to INEC within a period of 21 days from the date of receipt of such funds.” INEC’s stance on foreign donations comes two days after political parties officially began campaigns for their candidates contesting seats in the National Assembly and persons aspiring to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in the presidential election. “No letter was sent to Asiwaju. Since Wednesday, supporters of various political parties have solicited financial support for their preferred candidates in the general elections with Obi and Omoyele Sowore of the African Action Congress (AAC) announcing the donation process to their followers on Twitter. “That the entire circumstances surrounding the two depositions of the third defendant points to the fact that they are false and misleading and cannot be relied upon. While Obi of the Labour Party announced a website for donations, Sowore tweeted account details where his supporters can fund his campaign and help his election to be Nigeria’s president after the February 2023 election..

All candidates contesting the presidential seat signed a peace accord on Thursday to pledge a violence-free election when Nigerians go to the ballot to elect Buhari’s successor. In this article . “Whether the constitutional provision prescribing the academic qualification of candidates and prescribing minimum qualification of school certificate or its equivalent has been complied with by the third defendant who on oath, have admitted that he does not possess such minimum qualification prescribed in the 1999 Constitution of Nigeria.